Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Etsy Meanderings

As I was gathering up my meanders this morning, I came across
a little shop called
AsBoldAsLions (fantastic name!) from Palestine, TX.

There is something so fantastic about a town in TX being named Palestine, for me.

I guess, I have some preconceived notions about Texas that its good to see shifted.
It's invigorating when personal ideas get shifted.
Don't you think?
(once in while, I mean, let's be real. I don't like it all the time - some of you
have actually MET me! LOL) 

once in while
Having a little eyelid raised on silly ideas I have that I don't question is a GREAT Thing.
I love that here has been this town, around for hundreds of years,
probably; if not hundreds, at least it's been around
way longer than my silly little notion has been, showing me just how silly my notion is!

today ;)

I know that some places have been getting sunshine and feeling a little thaw in the air this last week.
Spring's not far off.
Spring is a great time for shifts: natural and personal.
And since the natural ones just happen, these grey days of winter,
are the perfect time to coddle yourself and dream, and
look forward to the spring equinox as a time to form new habits.

Good time to consider new growth.

And a great time to be As Bold As Lions!
Have a great day!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Etsy Meanderings

I took a blogging course.
A little how-to course.
It was fun, challenging and I met some great people.
Other artists, some of them.

But that course was the main impetus for this weekly column, or 'meander'.
One of the suggestions from the course, was to have a weekly column, something that you can commit to and that your readers can count on. Good tip. I do feel better, more focused, with a deadline.
And every time I post it, I think of one of her other 'important tips': don't just repost, comment.

I think about it, because that's what I do: 'repost'. I do this because I have comments on only a few items.
The others, I just LOVE.

I assume that you and the people/artisans featured understand that.
I hope.

But it is a little itch in the back of my brain:

What do you have to say about this Tracey?
But for today, I'm just going to stick by my initial intention:
If you see something here
that I LOVE it and wish it were mine!
barring that, that it find a wonderful home, somewhere out in the wide wonderful world!

rose art silver earrings - $108    happydayart
1 Hand Thrown and Carved Stoneware Mug - $24    Littleepottery
Wood and Word Sign - $15    woodwoolstool
"Some Days You Just Don't Feel Like Flying" reproduction - $18    thedreamygiraffe
Hanle and Debler Teapot - $40    SwitchbladeandCookie

Fox Art Doll (Picture with Friends) - $80     LuLusApple
Kids Backpack Sweet Colors Nr-10 - $50     NzLbags
Primitive Crow and Star Ornament - $11    PrimitivesandFolkArt
The White Rabbit Locket - $40    theblackapple
Forest Stripes Cotton Earflap Hat - $27.20    citefuzzhats

Raven Pendant Necklace - $20    NatureMandalas
Winter White Serving Bowl - $18    CatsPawPottery
Emerald Gold Necklace - $78    BlueRoomGems
Peaches and Cream Hot Water Bottle Sweater - $46.08USD   ACrookedSixpence
Folk Clock White - $49   ArtmaStudio

What do you guys think? Does your heart hanker to see less things with more comments?
Or do you love the collections as they are?

Let me know.
Have a great day!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Etsy Meanderings

This morning I woke up and just wanted to be on
Vancouver Island.

To wake up in a secluded cabin, light the fire and cozy up with a cup of coffee before strolling
along the thickly forested beach, climbing boulders and driftwood, hearing
seagulls and seals, feeling the salt air on my face.

But I am in the desert.

It's mild today.
The sparkling frost still hangs in the clear blue air capturing golden sun rays of winter.
I remember that all places have a beauty,

even as I long for home.

Two Trees Jug - $15.73USD   deepfired

I hope that you can see the beauty from where ever you are.

Have a Great Day!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Etsy Meanderings


I'm feeling the weight of the world on me lately, but then
was a

I'm not sure what happened.
But suddenly everything seemed effortless,
at least,
I was fine if they weren't.
You could say.
And at the same time that I felt this, it seemed that my family felt the same.
Everyone is Happy.


Truly Lovely

Fantastic Finds


Modern Romance

Great Graphics

So all that talk about 'clear' and 'happy'
and I'm
I hope that you all have had a great day!